DETROIT (WWJ) – Meijer is making your weekly grocery shopping trip easier than ever, and all you have to do is lift a finger. The Michigan-based retailer is launching launch a home delivery service.
Beginning Sept. 15, shoppers will be able to use the Shipt smartphone app to shop 55,000 items from one of 25 Detroit-area Meijer stores and choose a one-hour delivery window that is most convenient for them, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new service is part of an agreement between the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer and Shipt.
Shipt’s grocery delivery service is membership-based, with either annual or monthly options. For $99 a year, Shipt members receive unlimited free grocery deliveries on all orders over $35. Customers who subscribe to Shipt prior to launch date will also receive $25 off their first delivery.
After signing up for Shipt, members can shop a large selection of Meijer groceries and everyday essentials, including baby, health and beauty products. They can also note any preferences, choose a preferred delivery window and pay for their order. A Shipt shopper will hand-pick their items and deliver them in as little as one hour after the order is placed.
“The Meijer commitment to quality food, excellent customer service, and dedication to the communities they serve is what makes them an ideal partner,” Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt, said in a statement. “Through our relationship with Meijer, we will make life easier for busy individuals and families, and also create jobs in the Detroit area.”
Because most Meijer stores are open 24 hours a day, Shipt deliveries will be available at some Meijer locations 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the exception of certain holidays once the service launches in the Detroit area.
For more information on how to become a Shipt member and to see the full coverage areas, go to shipt.com/Detroit.